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Jonathan Byers Descriptive Personality Statistics

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Jonathan Byers is a character from Stranger Things.

This page summarizes crowd sourced ratings of their personality collected from users of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz. This website has recruited more than 3 million volunteers to rate characters on descriptive adjectives and other properties, which can be aggregated to create profiles that users can be matched to as part of a personality test. For more information about how the ratings were collected and how they are used, see the documentation.

Aggregated ratings for 400 descriptions

The table shows the average rating the character received for each descriptive item on a 1 to 100 scale and what that character's rank for the description is among all 2,000 characters in the database. It also shows the standard deviation of the ratings and how many different individuals submitted a rating for that description.

ItemAverage ratingRankRating standard deviationNumber of raters
reserved (not chatty)91.82711.562
bookish (not sporty)90.313011.758
reclusive (not social)88.93511.592
family-first (not work-first)88.27212.098
introvert (not extrovert)87.93018.568
private (not gregarious)87.85211.872
🎨 (not 🏀)87.813016.682
quiet (not loud)86.65315.770
rock (not rap)86.67516.3130
nerd (not jock)86.021615.786
boy/girl-next-door (not celebrity)86.010717.8117
confidential (not gossiping)85.718217.3110
shy (not playful)85.31214.060
vintage (not trendy)84.912415.178
indie (not pop)84.96818.9139
loyal (not traitorous)84.456515.357
guarded (not open)84.028918.069
🚴 (not 🏋️‍♂️)83.69616.652
love-focused (not money-focused)83.335518.6114
insecure (not confident)82.94913.662
poor (not rich)82.58815.475
kind (not cruel)82.344918.371
giving (not receiving)82.116919.0129
sorrowful (not cheery)81.912215.079
devoted (not unfaithful)81.565320.6126
tense (not relaxed)81.438719.162
diligent (not lazy)81.487212.065
serious (not playful)81.131417.775
🧠 (not 💪)81.139422.276
high IQ (not low IQ)81.064317.066
egalitarian (not racist)80.966818.866
🤠 (not 🤑)80.914616.059
low self esteem (not narcissistic)80.95519.896
gloomy (not sunny)80.619917.787
secretive (not open-book)80.333521.689
winter (not summer)80.016121.6130
intellectual (not physical)79.640219.765
modest (not flamboyant)78.918320.281
🤐 (not 😜)78.816723.889
heroic (not villainous)78.762017.152
timid (not cocky)78.76121.5118
respectful (not rude)78.435617.562
mysterious (not unambiguous)78.419620.868
deep (not epic)78.23020.184
arcane (not mainstream)78.215420.244
feminist (not sexist)78.255615.060
😊 (not 🤣)77.922918.972
works hard (not plays hard)77.645620.651
deep (not shallow)77.626820.764
subdued (not exuberant)77.64119.871
meek (not bossy)77.210516.253
perceptive (not unobservant)76.881522.480
punk rock (not preppy)76.527224.979
attentive (not interrupting)76.520223.170
night owl (not morning lark)75.841925.354
awkward (not charming)75.614322.657
grateful (not entitled)75.623221.077
sad (not happy)75.529417.961
mature (not juvenile)75.242118.780
knowledgeable (not ignorant)75.265524.288
individualist (not communal)75.137627.986
traumatized (not flourishing)75.042119.888
haunted (not blissful)75.050521.885
self-conscious (not self-assured)74.79522.065
introspective (not not introspective)74.632621.452
altruistic (not selfish)74.638320.078
scruffy (not manicured)74.529222.771
penny-pincher (not overspender)74.317120.764
wooden (not plastic)74.336120.483
trusting (not charming)74.28424.464
shy (not bold)74.16020.164
persistent (not quitter)74.1135323.868
frugal (not lavish)74.023424.267
first-mate (not captain)74.039222.261
soulful (not soulless)73.981220.970
nurturing (not poisonous)73.754425.266
thrifty (not extravagant)73.520424.972
driven (not unambitious)73.3115726.468
conspiracist (not sheeple)73.342524.444
🧢 (not 🎩)73.234628.685
monotone (not expressive)73.213722.7106
weird (not normal)73.046820.570
👽 (not 🤡)72.922524.663
romantic (not dispassionate)72.859424.998
skeptical (not spiritual)72.765523.365
monochrome (not multicolored)72.725627.859
stoic (not expressive)72.523420.176
unlucky (not fortunate)72.527624.869
oppressed (not privileged)72.518119.869
slow-talking (not fast-talking)72.511620.584
resourceful (not helpless)72.4101422.355
miserable (not joyful)72.144720.268
distant (not touchy-feely)72.142024.8134
geriatric (not vibrant)72.07824.974
white knight (not bad boy)71.953222.1114
depressed (not bright)71.922918.459
proletariat (not bourgeoisie)71.927625.754
genius (not dunce)71.766119.195
emotional (not unemotional)71.774526.5141
serious (not bold)71.721825.896
Swedish (not Italian)71.518528.861
😇 (not 😈)71.345921.473
tall (not short)71.149619.7139
treasure (not trash)71.1104523.572
factual (not exaggerating)71.038123.468
one-faced (not two-faced)70.771028.178
complimentary (not insulting)70.645720.261
mild (not spicy)70.521426.087
honorable (not cunning)70.452624.892
cooperative (not competitive)70.425927.361
passive (not assertive)70.412923.161
studious (not goof-off)70.484525.876
protagonist (not antagonist)70.486227.2125
sensible (not ludicrous)70.352323.752
technophile (not luddite)70.326821.071
dramatic (not comedic)70.373221.979
wise (not foolish)70.050122.684
accepting (not judgemental)69.936426.760
chortling (not giggling)69.947825.461
utilitarian (not decorative)69.950722.049
thinker (not doer)69.815923.077
🌟 (not 💩)69.8100727.177
f***-the-police (not tattle-tale)69.771423.983
paranoid (not naive)69.745422.2113
prudish (not flirtatious)69.726924.3110
explorer (not builder)69.642124.860
dorky (not cool)69.635126.959
generous (not stingy)69.661324.363
pacifist (not ferocious)69.527626.755
demure (not vain)69.528624.653
😭 (not 😀)69.526123.862
water (not fire)69.530026.772
genuine (not sarcastic)69.448328.574
complicated (not simple)69.175324.358
curious (not apathetic)69.070826.867
country-bumpkin (not city-slicker)69.025526.967
🥾 (not 👟)68.839532.374
English (not German)68.7108726.377
empath (not psychopath)68.774524.379
metrosexual (not macho)68.453122.268
moody (not stable)68.474326.658
🐴 (not 🦄)68.451930.763
blue-collar (not ivory-tower)68.343929.456
goth (not flower child)68.329126.9124
competent (not incompetent)68.2116325.853
equitable (not hypocritical)68.146224.845
humble (not arrogant)68.141729.855
outsider (not insider)68.038737.370
angelic (not demonic)67.962624.365
poetic (not factual)67.929427.184
masculine (not feminine)67.885321.387
democratic (not authoritarian)67.846723.965
historical (not modern)67.842925.080
anxious (not calm)67.760925.359
earth (not air)67.653827.895
independent (not codependent)67.578428.867
provincial (not cosmopolitan)67.425928.652
👨‍🔧 (not 👨‍⚕️)67.451426.757
reassuring (not fearmongering)67.460823.5103
rational (not whimsical)67.262729.368
legit (not scrub)67.2100126.364
stuttering (not rhythmic)67.115924.256
soft (not hard)67.046427.164
🧐 (not 😎)67.041029.679
twitchy (not still)67.063528.077
freak (not normie)67.056227.384
forgiving (not vengeful)66.956525.384
outlaw (not sheriff)66.762425.561
creative (not conventional)66.457929.557
backdoor (not official)66.354524.978
🥴 (not 🥳)66.345629.467
chivalrous (not businesslike)66.343727.299
theoretical (not empirical)66.17926.265
atheist (not theist)66.163426.759
hipster (not basic)65.928630.769
beta (not alpha)65.839325.682
🤺 (not 🏌)65.896628.155
thin (not thick)65.764223.470
bashful (not exhibitionist)65.718327.992
slovenly (not stylish)65.630523.257
liberal (not conservative)65.671831.454
loveable (not punchable)65.677426.584
civilized (not barbaric)65.695225.356
soft (not hard)65.451024.776
sweet (not bitter)65.460627.762
profound (not ironic)65.431825.466
realistic (not ambitious)65.428226.189
down2earth (not head@clouds)65.460428.861
wholesome (not salacious)65.471930.655
freelance (not corporate)65.377428.373
cheesy (not chic)65.355226.6116
lover (not fighter)65.252527.585
🧕 (not 💃)65.121427.957
triggered (not trolling)65.171126.258
open to new experinces (not uncreative)65.0103026.061
realistic (not fantastical)65.070025.180
frank (not sugarcoated)65.0109028.296
human (not animalistic)64.9107827.861
believable (not poorly-written)64.8141825.268
cryptic (not straightforward)64.719230.659
alert (not oblivious)64.792828.882
abstract (not concrete)64.734727.884
awkward (not suspicious)64.633829.169
open-minded (not close-minded)64.673524.944
not genocidal (not genocidal)64.4111331.9111
workaholic (not slacker)64.4125724.459
folksy (not presidential)64.448927.369
hesitant (not decisive)64.322723.752
side character (not main character)64.265427.158
deliberate (not spontaneous)64.088425.648
motivated (not unmotivated)64.0156228.3133
cautious (not impulsive)63.860528.682
👩‍🔬 (not 👩‍🎤)63.854628.857
consistent (not variable)63.869927.975
reliable (not experimental)63.767630.590
desperate (not high standards)63.635425.3102
submissive (not dominant)63.537827.673
literary (not mathematical)63.572628.053
pessimistic (not optimistic)63.555323.772
muddy (not washed)63.536124.0125
hurried (not leisurely)63.462425.459
realist (not idealist)63.357128.175
fixable (not unfixable)63.271929.169
tactful (not indiscreet)63.179829.350
🐀 (not 🐘)63.144828.260
tight (not loose)63.193627.1101
rugged (not refined)63.057224.673
🐒 (not 🐩)63.047829.461
pure (not debased)62.870824.262
tame (not wild)62.745426.396
unorthodox (not traditional)62.776430.572
artistic (not scientific)62.662929.484
patient (not impatient)62.541326.967
rural (not urban)62.532230.354
clean (not perverted)62.5100526.888
self-disciplined (not disorganized)62.4115427.873
🐮 (not 🐷)62.455927.456
pensive (not serene)62.4111226.975
quirky (not predictable)62.457830.3125
methodical (not astonishing)62.181426.482
beautiful (not ugly)61.9137025.369
unassuming (not pretentious)61.940232.149
🥰 (not 🙃)61.965432.063
clumsy (not coordinated)61.841624.268
badass (not weakass)61.7122030.285
interested (not bored)61.7114126.287
high-tech (not low-tech)61.565626.078
sensitive (not thick-skinned)61.557427.758
important (not irrelevant)61.5144927.057
vanilla (not kinky)61.464128.461
warm (not quarrelsome)61.360528.863
minimalist (not pack rat)61.361629.868
often crying (not never cries)61.253525.9109
existentialist (not nihilist)61.180329.144
stoic (not hypochondriac)61.179527.3102
humorless (not funny)61.047228.462
analysis (not common sense)60.972229.5111
chaste (not lustful)60.751424.767
attractive (not repulsive)60.7128327.470
😬 (not 😏)60.645229.170
unpatriotic (not patriotic)60.422328.852
unpolished (not eloquent)60.051027.450
well behaved (not mischievous)59.961928.5101
moderate (not extreme)59.944228.696
good-cook (not bad-cook)59.857624.664
cynical (not gullible)59.7100326.8123
🤔 (not 🤫)59.679829.856
🦇 (not 🐿)59.557832.752
emancipated (not enslaved)59.4113227.176
mad (not glad)59.384526.547
young (not old)59.2107026.159
sickly (not healthy)59.232726.268
efficient (not overprepared)59.2114628.169
💝 (not 💔)59.176030.051
reactive (not proactive)58.966730.381
biased (not impartial)58.8119825.863
messy (not neat)58.857126.267
ranged (not melee)58.769325.952
princess (not queen)58.650830.3111
rebellious (not obedient)58.4105127.568
pointed (not random)58.4129929.479
lost (not enlightened)58.378826.572
anarchist (not statist)58.266327.042
gamer (not non-gamer)58.250333.969
hard-work (not natural-talent)58.2103527.971
rigid (not flexible)58.084226.561
claustrophobic (not spelunker)57.939427.266
apprentice (not master)57.850025.061
repetitive (not varied)57.787928.164
intense (not lighthearted)57.7118131.678
political (not nonpolitical)57.689030.258
edgy (not politically correct)57.690927.780
opinionated (not neutral)57.5162129.372
straight (not queer)57.4136629.367
focused on the present (not focused on the future)57.372630.757
remote (not involved)57.221830.652
resistant (not resigned)57.2141928.266
circular (not linear)57.258828.375
crafty (not scholarly)57.199528.444
permanent (not transient)57.185530.763
blacksmith (not tailor)57.157230.972
rough (not smooth)57.072827.055
sober (not indulgent)56.969828.666
unchallenging (not demanding)56.929928.482
eastern (not western)56.720130.144
vegan (not cannibal)56.788327.975
stuck-in-the-past (not forward-thinking)56.761129.173
concise (not long-winded)56.776027.584
intimate (not formal)56.682028.279
angry (not good-humored)56.569924.372
practical (not imaginative)56.5109930.175
gracious (not feisty)56.540527.991
resolute (not wavering)56.5130428.961
🐐 (not 🦒)56.5112629.672
reasoned (not instinctual)56.362429.466
interesting (not tiresome)56.3134231.158
self-destructive (not self-improving)56.385730.159
pain-avoidant (not masochistic)56.370929.360
🥶 (not 🥵)56.359229.475
lenient (not strict)56.273125.778
child free (not pronatalist)56.1115628.464
reasonable (not deranged)56.0100928.866
🛌 (not 🧗)56.051727.878
vulnerable (not armoured)55.954628.889
'left-brained' (not 'right-brained')55.941730.765
proper (not scandalous)55.982327.861
stinky (not fresh)55.947526.392
oxymoron (not tautology)55.889927.869
roundabout (not direct)55.736327.466
disreputable (not prestigious)55.751728.663
🙅‍♂️ (not 🙋‍♂️)55.763233.356
deviant (not average)55.6109229.284
monastic (not hedonist)55.657225.153
radical (not centrist)55.690628.492
emotional (not logical)55.595628.281
📈 (not 📉)55.5124629.966
envious (not prideful)55.521926.1127
sage (not whippersnapper)55.474428.053
opinionated (not jealous)55.4146328.2134
zany (not regular)55.398430.260
transparent (not machiavellian)55.282929.9104
OCD (not ADHD)55.0112329.769
rustic (not cultured)55.059028.8120
scheduled (not spontaneous)54.9102728.384
brave (not careful)54.7118325.072
dry (not moist)54.782328.175
cat person (not dog person)54.784836.3113
lowbrow (not highbrow)54.650729.263
obsessed (not aloof)54.5129027.069
specialist (not generalist)54.4115029.668
drop out (not valedictorian)54.459330.695
Russian (not French)54.256326.966
💀 (not 🎃)54.291933.481
objective (not subjective)54.173427.762
underachiever (not overachiever)54.133026.868
contrarian (not yes-man)54.0116831.0105
cringeworthy (not inspiring)53.967625.459
domestic (not industrial)53.979329.854
gendered (not androgynous)53.8173726.955
asexual (not sexual)53.852327.971
no-nonsense (not dramatic)53.783328.054
chill (not offended)53.769430.466
tasteful (not lewd)53.6127126.653
puny (not mighty)53.645227.176
tardy (not on-time)53.560028.267
Pepsi (not Coke)53.366334.779
suspicious (not trusting)53.2103431.870
slothful (not active)53.224525.358
charismatic (not uninspiring)53.2159130.566
philosophical (not real)53.248230.847
go-getter (not slugabed)53.2170729.270
classical (not avant-garde)53.1105930.563
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)53.0115528.256
Roman (not Greek)52.991429.455
autistic (not neurotypical)52.832127.776
purple (not orange)52.691633.158
heathen (not devout)52.681129.759
musical (not off-key)52.676028.856
innocent (not worldly)52.552929.378
🤖 (not 👻)52.584332.754
sane (not crazy)52.492525.779
literal (not metaphorical)52.2127731.462
libertarian (not socialist)52.1112035.855
noob (not pro)52.145424.551
🧙 (not 👨‍🚀)52.099429.948
hoarder (not unprepared)51.9122430.658
orderly (not chaotic)51.7102925.763
precise (not vague)51.7136228.453
jealous (not compersive)51.694325.470
sturdy (not flimsy)51.6138127.771
slow (not fast)51.547725.065
accommodating (not stubborn)51.545031.475
innocent (not jaded)51.559628.7125
cold (not warm)51.486028.255
hunter (not gatherer)51.4106130.194
disarming (not creepy)51.3145126.956
chosen one (not everyman)51.2110331.0103
sheltered (not street-smart)51.171332.159
frenzied (not sleepy)50.2177025.980
always down (not picky)50.377927.9112
extraordinary (not mundane)50.5143728.359

The lowest rating for any description in the table is 50.0 despite a 1 to 100 scale being used. This is because descriptions that had values lower than the midpoint were reversed. For example, a score of 1/100 for "hot (not cold)" is equivalent to a score of 100/100 for "cold (not hot)". This was done so that all the traits that are most distinctive for a character are at the top of the table.

Similar characters

The similarity between two characters can be calculated by taking the correlation between the lists of their traits. This produces a value from +1 to -1. With +1 implying that every trait one character is high on the other one is high on too, to an equal degree. And, -1 implying that if a character is high on specific trait, the other one is low on it. The 10 most and least similar characters to Jonathan Byers based on their crowd-sourced profiles are listed below with the correlation in parenthesis.

Most similar Least similar
  1. Charlie Kelmeckis (0.756)
  2. Vanya Hargreeves (0.751)
  3. Jonas Kahnwald (0.746)
  4. Toby Cavanaugh (0.73)
  5. Remus Lupin (0.726)
  6. Joel Barish (0.713)
  7. Will Graham (0.712)
  8. Dara (0.712)
  9. Connell (0.704)
  10. Anita 'Needy' Lesnicki (0.701)
  1. Captain Hammer (-0.649)
  2. Joey Donner (-0.645)
  3. Zapp Brannigan (-0.629)
  4. Jenna Maroney (-0.534)
  5. Lindsay Bluth Funke (-0.521)
  6. Karen Wheeler (-0.518)
  7. Ernesto de la Cruz (-0.517)
  8. King George III (-0.514)
  9. Gaston (-0.501)
  10. Clay Davis (-0.495)

Personality types

Users who took the quiz were asked to self-identify their Myers-Briggs and Enneagram types. We can look at the average match scores of these different groups of users with Jonathan Byers to see what personality types people who describe themselves in ways similar to the way Jonathan Byers is described identify as.

Myers-Briggs Self-type Average match score with character Number of users


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